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Oklahoma Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The Recovery Act, signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009, includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need. The Act includes $62 million for "shovel ready" water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Oklahoma. Specifically, the stimulus package appropriates more than $31 million each for Oklahoma's Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan programs. Funds will not only allow Oklahoma to address critical wastewater infrastructure needs, but also provide benefits to the state's environment and create jobs for Oklahoma workers.

The purpose of the OWRB's ARRA website is to provide Oklahoma citizens with information on how the agency is meeting goals and objectives set forth in the federal legislation. The OWRB is making a concerted effort to comply with federal guidelines with a focus on utilizing state funds to provide additional subsidization to Oklahoma communities for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements. Projects, approved at monthly meetings of the agency's nine-member Board, have been thoroughly vetted and certified to maximize taxpayer dollars.

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ARRA Oklahoma projects

Entity
Approved
Project Type
ARRA Funds
OWRB Funds
Total Funds
Central Okla. MCD*
Jan-10
Wastewater
$1,131,765
$0
$1,131,765
Sulphur*
Dec-09
Wastewater
$2,000,000
$8,200,000
$10,200,000
Tulsa City-Co. Library System/Tulsa Co. IA*
Nov-09
Wastewater
$202,800
$0
$202,800
El Reno
Oct-09
Wastewater
$41,000
$164,000
$205,000
Guymon
Oct-09
Wastewater
$267,000
$1,068,000
$1,335,000
Walters
Oct-09
Wastewater
$409,594
$916,813
$1,326,407
Henryetta
Oct-09
Wastewater
$730,000
$2,920,000
$3,650,000
OK Cons. Comm./OU*
Oct-09
Wastewater
$86,500
$0
$86,500
OK Cons. Comm./OSU*
Oct-09
Wastewater
$2,000,000
$0
$2,000,000
Guymon
Sep-09
Drinking Water
$356,169
$898,831
$1,255,000
Newcastle
Sep-09
Drinking Water
$590,938
$1,355,431
$1,946,368
Bixby
Sep-09
Drinking Water
$613,008
$1,546,992
$2,160,000
Ponca City
Sep-09
Drinking Water
$907,795
$2,082,205
$2,990,000
Tulsa
Sep-09
Drinking Water
$1,482,855
$3,742,145
$5,225,000
Elk City
Sep-09
Drinking Water
$2,000,000
$6,825,000
$8,825,000
Mayes Co. RWD #3
Sep-09
Drinking Water
$273,249
$626,751
$900,000
Lawton
Sep-09
Drinking Water
$1,340,955
$3,384,045
$4,725,000
Rogers Co. RWD #7
Sep-09
Wastewater
$215,404
$543,596
$759,000
Duncan
Sep-09
Wastewater
$68,000
$272,000
$340,000
Sperry
Sep-09
Wastewater
$78,000
$312,000
$390,000
Grand Lake PWA
Sep-09
Wastewater
$198,500
$794,000
$992,500
Ardmore
Sep-09
Wastewater
$218,000
$872,000
$1,090,000
Lawton
Sep-09
Wastewater
$2,000,000
$10,270,000
$12,270,000
Central Okla. MCD*
Sep-09
Wastewater
$369,520
$0
$369,520
OK Cons. Comm.*
Sep-09
Wastewater
$2,000,000
$0
$2,000,000
Frederick
Aug-09
Drinking Water
$400,000
$4,100,000
$4,500,000
Logan Co. RWD #2
Aug-09
Drinking Water
$261,096
$658,904
$920,000
Healdton
Aug-09
Drinking Water
$305,085
$769,915
$1,075,000
Wagoner
Aug-09
Drinking Water
$340,560
$859,440
$1,200,000
Stillwater*
Aug-09
Drinking Water
$2,000,000
$9,645,000
$11,645,000
Sand Springs
Aug-09
Drinking Water
$1,597,794
$4,032,206
$5,630,000
Enid
Aug-09
Drinking Water
$2,000,000
$6,345,000
$8,345,000
Henryetta
Aug-09
Drinking Water
$2,000,000
$7,500,000
$9,500,000
Oklahoma City
Aug-09
Drinking Water
$2,000,000
$5,634,117
$7,634,117
Duncan*
Aug-09
Drinking Water
$2,000,000
$9,245,000
$11,245,000
Del City
Aug-09
Wastewater
$238,000
$952,000
$1,190,000
Muskogee
Aug-09
Wastewater
$287,000
$1,148,000
$1,435,000
Stillwater
Aug-09
Wastewater
$375,000
$1,500,000
$1,875,000
Piedmont
Aug-09
Wastewater
$503,000
$2,012,000
$2,515,000
Owasso*
Aug-09
Wastewater
$1,785,000
$10,945,000
$12,730,000
Norman
July 2009
Drinking Water
$2,000,000
$12,000,000
$14,000,000
Bartlesville
July 2009
Drinking Water
$2,000,000
$5,620,000
$7,620,000
Bryan Co. RWD #2
July 2009
Drinking Water
$108,412
$273,588
$382,000
McCurtain Co. RWD #8
July 2009
Drinking Water
$1,997,501
$5,040,909
$7,038,410
Washington Co. RWD #3
July 2009
Drinking Water
$2,000,000
$15,394,645
$17,394,645
Collinsville
July 2009
Wastewater
$110,000
$440,000
$550,000
Grove
July 2009
Wastewater
$380,000
$1,520,000
$1,900,000
Ponca City
July 2009
Wastewater
$115,000
$460,000
$575,000
Oklahoma City
July 2009
Wastewater
$2,000,000
$7,469,451
$9,469,451
Norman
June 2009
Wastewater
$1,528,000
$6,112,000
$7,640,000
Adair
May 2009
Wastewater
$280,000
$1,120,000
$1,400,000
Perkins*
May 2009
Wastewater
$1,445,000
$5,780,000
$7,225,000
Harrah
April 2009
Wastewater
$386,000
$1,544,000
$1,930,000
Moore
April 2009
Wastewater
$788,696
$3,154,786
$3,943,482
Mustang
April 2009
Wastewater
$1,318,000
$5,272,000
$6,590,000
Pawnee
April 2009
Wastewater
$255,000
$1,020,000
$1,275,000
Tulsa
April 2009
Wastewater
$1,470,000
$5,880,000
$7,350,000
Totals
$59,485,611
$183,479,589
$242,965,200

*indicates Green Project

CWSRF/DWSRF Overview


The Clean Water State Revolving Fund is a low-interest loan program to assist communities with municipal wastewater infrastructure construction projects and other pollution control projects. Eligible projects include construction of new wastewater facilities or the replacement or rehabilitation of existing facilities for secondary and advanced treatment, inflow and infiltration correction, collector and interceptor sewers, combined sewer overflow correction and related projects. Eligible projects include nonpoint source, brownfields, green infrastructure, energy efficiency, water efficiency, stormwater pollution control projects and other environmentally innovative activities.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund is a low-interest loan program administered cooperatively between the OWRB and Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, to assist communities with public water supply infrastructure construction projects. Eligible projects include construction of new water treatment facilities, replacement or rehabilitation of existing facilities, storage, distribution, raw water transmission lines, intakes, pump stations, and other related projects. Eligible green projects include green infrastructure, energy efficiency, water efficiency, and other environmentally innovative activities. Communities that are considered disadvantaged may be eligible for extended term financing, up to 30 years, under this program.

Project Selection and Eligibility


Projects funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for water or wastewater infrastructure will follow the current procedures of the CWSRF or DWSRF Programs. Priority will be given for projects that are ready to proceed to construction (i.e., engineering and environmental completed and application submitted and approved). Projects must meet the minimum eligibility requirements of the Programs and be under contract or under construction by February 17, 2010.

Additional Subsidization

For the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Programs, additional subsidization will be rendered through a combination of principal forgiveness and loans. The end result will be the expenditure of approximately $62 Million in ARRA funds and approximately $265 Million in Cap Grant and leveraged SRF funds, consequently providing benefits in excess of what was originally anticipated through ARRA.

Green Project Reserve

One goal of ARRA is to provide a minimum of 20% funding toward green projects, including water and energy efficiency, green infrastructure, and other innovative projects beneficial to the environment.

  • The OWRB began soliciting for green projects in November 2008 and will continue to accept projects as part of the Project Priority List. A public hearing regarding Oklahoma's CWSRF Green Project Reserve was held on June 23, 2009.
  • The DEQ began soliciting for green projects in February 2009 and will continue to accept projects as part of the Project Priority List. Public hearings on Oklahoma's DWSRF Green Project Reserve were held on March 25 and June 22, 2009.

Reporting

Reporting and transparency by the State of Oklahoma and municipalities is a crucial aspect of the ARRA. Information verifying program accountability will be made available via this website as well as the federal government's Recovery.gov and sites administered by the State of Oklahoma and Environmental Protection Agency. Reporting elements include job creation, expenditures, project status, and other benefits.

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